News Release

President Duterte visits wounded-in-action soldiers in Jolo


JOLO, SULU—President Rodrigo Duterte was here on Saturday, July 15, to personally visit uniformed personnel who were injured in an encounter in Mindanao last July 8.

The soldiers were injured in an encounter in Brgy. Darayan, Patikul, Sulu against the Abu Sayyaf Group led by Almujer Yada.

President Duterte personally pinned the Wounded Personal Medal (WPM) to 1Lt. Niño John Paner; Lt. Ian Solatre; Cpl. Jeric Ghil Villaruz; Cpl. Alan Bartolome; PFC Rhenievon Saliw-an;

PFC Jeremy Ganagan; PFC Jaifryll Tamayo; PFC Reynan Maristela; PFC Vergel Bali; PFC Polard Banggawan; Pvt. Tonie Mar Talatayud; and Pvt. John Paul Annang.

The soldiers are confined at the newly completed Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital (CTBSH).

The CTBSH is among the first military hospitals that received major upgrades promised by the President to the Armed Forces. ###PND